There are people who run away from someone else and there are people who run away from themselves. Perhaps there are issues they cannot deal with or in some cases, their very problem might be their own selves. This creates a very stressful relationship with other individuals who may be emotionally invested in them. It may be easy to convince themselves to stay but the true question is whether the other person can be convinced to stay. There are some who need space just until they figure their issues out while with others, all they do is run without looking back even once, leaving behind them a trail of broken hearts and dreams.